Monday Morning Edition

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Highlights in this Monday Morning Edition.

There was a fatal drowning at Island Lake on Saturday and the SWD Eagles are through to the finals.

‘wastenothing’ competition prize giving in Knysna.  More short courses offered by NMU.  George Mayor wishes matriculants well.  Dates for the next Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival announced. 

The SWD Eagles beat the Griffons on Friday evening and now face the Falcons in the final – to be played at Outeniqua Park this coming Friday evening.  S Cape men’s mid-amateur team finish 6’th out of 7 teams – but they were playing in the A Section.  Latest Fancourt & Knysna Golf Club Newsletters.

Angela Merkel and Theresa May losing support.  Jim Mattis to get the sack?  Netanyahu threatens Hamas.  Hilary Clinton’s security clearance withdrawn.  Saudis are defiant.  Trump thanks Turkey for returning the pastor.

VBS saga:  What did Ramaphosa know and is Zuma paying back the money?  Ramaphosa hands over land in KZN and promises to accelerate land reform.  The Sunday Times’ apology is too little too late in my opinion.

Moody’s report delayed.  More on the fallout on the VBS scandal.  How to avoid entrepreneurial burnout – make sure you love what you’re doing?

Semenya has a lot of support around the world.  ‘Boks happy with the ‘dark horse’ tag.  Bafana finally get it right.  Djokovic wins in Shanghai and Pepperel wins at Walton Heath. 



Latest Local News

Drowning at Island Lake

Mike Vonk, NSRI Wilderness duty controller, said: At 12h55, Saturday, 13th October, NSRI Wilderness duty crew, the SA Police Services, WC Government Health EMS and Eden 911 ambulance services responded to Island Lake, Wilderness, following reports of a male teenager missing in the Lake.

Ingenuity pays off in ‘wastenothing’ Knysna schools competition

The long-anticipated prize giving of BioWise’s WasteNothing Knysna Schools’ Competition took place on Wednesday the 10th of October at the Knysna Mall.

Register Today: Short Courses in George

George Mayor wishes 2018 matric class well

As Executive Mayor and on behalf of the city of George, I want to wish every matriculant the success they so richly deserve.

Plett Tourism Pops the Cork on the Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival – 23 & 24 March 2019

Don’t miss a Plett weekend dedicated to the finer things in life, all wrapped up for you at the sun-drenched and sparkling Central Beach in Plettenberg Bay.

Showme Newsletter 12 – 19 October  2018


Cape Town International Boat Show CapeTown ETC

The Knysna Yacht Company will be attending the @CT_Boatshow on 19 & 20 October. We will be showcasing our latest Knysna 500SE, SV-Catching …

‘Hitman’ was offered R150k to kill Knysna councillor Victor Molosi Citizen

Mandla Tyololo, charged with conspiracy to commit the murder of Knysna ANC councillor Victor Molosi, appeared in the Knysna Magistrate’s Court on …


Latest Local Sports News

S Cape avoid the wooden spoon at Mid-Amateur IPT

Forget the Gautrain. Defending champions Central Gauteng ripped through Kimberley like a freight train and steamrolled their way to a record fifth South African Mid-Amateur Inter-Provincial title at Kimberley Golf Club.  S Cape finished 6’th.

Shades of Pink Walk in Plett

26 October.

Shades of Pink Walk in Sedgefield

31 October.

Fancourt Golf Club Newsletter

Knysna Golf Club Newsletter


International News

Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies suffer historic poll losses October 14, 2018

The result deals a blow to the German chancellor’s fragile three-party coalition government

UK PM faces double trouble in looming Brexit showdown October 14, 2018

With Britain set to leave the bloc at the end of March, European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker is demanding ‘substantial progress’ this week

Trump says Mattis ‘could be’ leaving as US defense chief October 14, 2018

US President Donald Trump said in an interview that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis “could be” leaving, referring to him as “sort of a Democrat”.

Israel’s Netanyahu threatens Hamas with ‘very strong blows’ October 14, 2018

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to inflict “very strong blows” on Hamas after fresh violence along the border with the Gaza Strip.

Clinton’s security clearance withdrawn at her request October 14, 2018

The State Department says former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s security clearance has been withdrawn at her request.

Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic October 14, 2018

Saudi Arabia warned Sunday it would retaliate against any sanctions imposed on the oil-rich kingdom over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as the Riyadh stock market plunged on growing investor jitters. 

Trump thanks Turkey for pastor’s release, denies cutting deal October 14, 2018

President Donald Trump said on Saturday the release of US pastor Andrew Brunson after two years in Turkish custody was a “tremendous step” towards improved relations with Turkey but he denied cutting a deal with Ankara.


National News

Did Ramaphosa know about VBS looting? DA plans to ask him in parliament October 14, 2018

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says the party is also considering legal action if Cyril Ramaphosa knew about corruption at VBS and did not act to stop it

VBS saga: Has Jacob Zuma been paying back the money? October 14, 2018

The Sunday Times has established that Zuma signed his loan agreement only nine months after the money was granted by the bank

Cyril Ramaphosa promises to accelerate land reform October 14, 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the return of around 4,500 hectares would be the first of a number of land claims ‘that we aim to unlock over the next few months’.

‘Sunday Times’ apologises for ‘tainted’ scoops October 14, 2018

One of South Africa’s leading newspapers admitted Sunday it had run ‘tainted’ scoops during the presidency of Jacob Zuma which turned out to be largely false.


Business News

Moody’s delays updating SA’s sovereign credit rating October 13, 2018

SA, along with the Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia did not receive updated sovereign credit ratings from Moody’s on Friday night

#VBSBankHeist puts middlemen in the spotlight October 14, 2018

The murky world of facilitation, referral or commission fees came back to spook South Africa as middlemen pocket millions.

100 VBS employees retrenched October 14, 2018

The office of the curator managing the affairs of VBS Bank says the final number of people who were given retrenchment notices on Friday is exactly 100, while 25 employees will remain at the bank.

People implicated in VBS scandal must be held accountable: Ramaphosa October 14, 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken out on the VBS Mutual Bank scandal saying those implicated must be held accountable. 

How to avoid entrepreneurial burnout October 14, 2018

Entrepreneurship can be immensely rewarding. But carrying the weight starting and running a business often requires a fair amount of mental resilience


Sports News

Caster Semenya has strong support in sporting world opposing new IAAF rules October 14, 2018

“And we are going to tell them it is not all right, and we set the example on the sports field so that society can follow.”

Springboks happy to be dark horses with a strong kick at World Cup October 14, 2018

The Karkloof cross-country will wait for another day, but Japan 2019 can’t come soon enough, writes Lungani Zama.

Bafana coach: I want to see that type of passion in Seychelles October 14, 2018

“We had a good win, but we should not be carried away.”

Djokovic cruises past Coric to win fourth Shanghai title October 14, 2018

Novak Djokovic continued his scintillating run of form as he breezed past Croatian Borna Coric 6-3 6-4 to win the Shanghai Masters title for the fourth time on Sunday. 

Eddie Pepperell survives tense finish to win British Masters October 14, 2018

Pepperell clinched his second European Tour title of the season after recording a final round of 72 at a wet and windy Walton Heath to finish on nine under par.


Press Releases

Just Property wins again at the International Awards

Taking place annually, The International Property Awards are recognition of those real estate agencies who have achieved the highest levels…

Country duo, Heuning, releases contemporary pop single

Heuning, one of the country’s most popular country duo’s, has decided to break away from tradition and release a brand…

Private Sector Initiative To Boost Lesotho Economy

What started as supplying Deciduous Fruit seedlings to a neighbouring country 13 years ago, has now evolved into a long…


Regular Columns & Opinion Pieces

Cartoon – Two Guys

Range Rover drives itself around challenging Coventry ring road

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AA’s #ISeeYou campaign is more than about pedestrian visibility

Brian Joss – The Automobile Association (AA), in partnership with Ford Motor Company Southern Africa, launched its 2018 pedestrian visibility…

Writing exams fearlessly

If you had to listen to the conversations that are taking place about the upcoming Matric exams, you will find…

BOKAMOSO | Jobs summit won’t solve jobs crisis

October 2018 could have gone down in history as the month that South Africa finally tackled its jobs crisis head…


Until next time…

Bruce

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